Media Contollers and multiple sensors

My PCOMP group (Michael Uzzi, Ananya Mukherjee) will be using a combination accelerometer and gyroscope in our media controller. Imagine the guts of a modern video game controller, the chip we have measures the same kinds of movement. We’ll be using at least 5 inputs, for our media synthesizer. These are X, Y, Z accel…

Applications presentation

A group project with Manuela Donoso, Yucef Merhi, Jason Rosen, and Robbie Tilton. We presented our response to Martin Nisenholtz on Tuesday, October 18th. Our ideas mutated constantly but I think our final choice got our point across. To Move, Destroy, and Create is the essence of adapting to the environment, and the New York…

PComp: Interaction observations

Blog assignment: Observation. Pick a piece of interactive technology in public, used by multiple people. Write down your assumptions as to how it’s used, and describe the context in which it’s being used. Watch people use it, preferably without them knowing they’re being observed. Take notes on how they use it, what they do differently,…

PComp: Group Project

Our first goal was to make some sort of music-oriented media controller. Currently our plan is to put a 3-D motion detector inside a sphere, and control sounds by moving the sphere around. Plan for group project: Sound Sphere hardwired music sphere – basis, 3-axis acceleromter embedded, wired to Arduino materials: 3axis accelerometer – sparkfun,…

Stupid Pet Trick

Butcher: The Game Much harder than I anticipated! My original game board plan called for one cutout board and a metal support built out of aluminum foil. But lasercutting the chipboard warped it, making the center unstable and unable to hold close to the frame. Also it looked sloppy to begin with. So I made…

Comm Lab: Video and Sound

Shooting footage for our unnamed surrealist comedy film. We got a late start with filming due to the illness spreading throughout campus. Both I and Atif were still recovering during this shoot. Deqing took his first steps on the path to stardom by volunteering to be our protagonist. The rest of us appear partially. Though…

PComp Lab: Electronics

Electronics Lab: Lots of fun! The Stupid Pet Trick plan: A game board like the old Operation, but instead teaching you about where different cuts of meat come from in a cow. Ideally I could actually cut the holes over where different primals come from and put in labeled pieces. Key elements: Metal tweezers and…

The User Illusion

Reaction to pcomp reading “The User Illusion” by Tor Norretrandes Norretrandes is a man as fond of metaphor and analogy as a bear is fond of honey. He makes frequent proclamations about human behaviors, such as why children like bedtime stories to be repeated (so they can watch their parents’ experience of the story, p.…